Quad Research Institute

Our world-leading mentorship program is designed for intellectually curious students ready to begin their journey of discovery with high-caliber scholars. Students work one-on-one with an expert mentor to unleash their passions through a personalized project, resulting in a rich experience and a differentiated personal profile.
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The Most Comprehensive Research Program For Students

Position Yourself As A Competitive Candidate With Quad Research Institute

We’re passionate about student success at every step
14+
Years of Experience
96.2%
Student Acceptance Rate At The Top 20 U.S. Universities
3,900+
Completed Projects And Counting
83
Countries Represented By Our Research Experts

Gain Life-Long Skills And Seek Success
With Our Research Specialists

The Quad Research Institute experience is comprised of three main building blocks:
Pre-application support

Research Basics and Planning

Learn foundational research knowledge
Understand various research methods
Complete online modules with lectures and assignments
Develop a flexible project schedule
Application writing and editing

Lectures and Research Topic Exploration

One-on-one meetings and with your research mentor
Investigate your unique interests and passions
Discover more about your research interest and topic
Receive actionable feedback and expert guidance at every step
Interview prep

Research Paper Writing Support and Editing

Ongoing, continued support from your mentor as you write
Complete initial draft of research project
Proofreading and editing support
Create a final draft and receive your certification of completion
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Our Extensive List Of Research Fields To Caters To Any Passion


We know that every student has unique interests and passions they can’t wait to explore. That’s why our list of research fields is continually expanding: this is just a sample of the research fields we offer. We’re passionate about providing diverse exploration options, from humanities to STEM and everything between.

Humanities

Art History
English & Literature
Journalism Studies
Linguistics and Languages
Media Studies
Philosophy
Poetry
Religious Studies

Social Sciences

American/World History
Anthropology
Archaeology
Business Management
Economics
Ethnic and Gender Studies
Geography
International Studies
Law Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

STEM/Pre-Med

AI and Machine Engineering
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Clinical Medicine
Computer Science
Data Science
Engineering
Environmental Science
Genetics
Mathematics
Nanotechnology
Pharmacology
Physics
Robotics
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Chat with us to see how we can help transform your topic into a fulfilling research program!
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How The Quad Research Institute Process Works

Complete intake form and diagnostic assessment

Meet Your Mentor And Construct Your Research Plan

In your initial consultation, we spend getting to know you, your interests, passions, and preferences. Based on your intake form and consultation, we’ll pair you with a research mentor who has extensive experience conducting research in your area of interest. Your mentor will spend time getting to know you and your aspirations. You’ll collaborate to create a flexible research plan built around your commitments and schedule.
Speak With A Coach
Create an initial, highly personalized MCAT prep plan

Understand Foundational Research Knowledge Through Online Modules

With your mentor’s guidance, you’ll gain insight into key foundational research knowledge and methods. You’ll work through online modules and assignments to learn the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed. Your mentor will coach you through the process and provide actionable feedback to build your analytical skill set and familiarity with the research process.
Speak With A Coach
Work one-on-one with your tutor to rectify weaknesses

One-on-One Support As You Plan and Execute Your Research Project

You’ll explore potential topics in your research field before deciding which you’re most passionate about investigating further. You’ll meet with your research expert to finalize your topic and thesis by exploring the literature on your subject to identify knowledge/data gaps. You’ll then outline and write your project with the continued support of your mentor.
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Regular assessments through practice tests and simulations

Finish Your Research Project and Receive Editing/Proofreading Support for Your Final Draft

Once you’ve finished your research project, your mentor will evaluate your work and provide targeted feedback. After, you can collaborate with your mentor to make strategic redline edits on your paper and create a final, polished draft. At the end of the program you’ll receive a certification of completion to recognize your hard work!
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Meet Some of Our Mentors

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Arya
MD/PhD, Harvard/MIT
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Anthony
PhD, Harvard University
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Henrietta
PhD, Princeton University
Our Team

The Quad Research Institute Process: Step-By-Step

1

Partner With A Research Mentor

2

Build A Flexible Schedule And Research Strategy

3

Learn Research Fundamentals And Methods

4

Explore Your Interest Areas

5

Finalize Your Topic And Thesis

6

Write Your Research Project

7

Editing, Proofreading, and Final Draft Creation
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Our Quad Research Institute Scholars Gain A Competitive Edge

The Quad Research Institute helps students become more competitive applicants; below are some of the schools our students were accepted at after completing our program.

The Importance of Research Experience In College Admissions

Our Comprehensive Preparation Programs

Research Fundamentals
Research Topic Exploration
Tailored Research Project Schedule Creation and Planning
Intensive Thesis Development
Project Scope and Outline Creation
Research Project Development
Homework and Assignments
Creation of Initial Draft
Strategic Editing and Proofreading Support
Creation of Final Draft
Certification of Completion
Letter of Recommendation Support
Expected Program Duration
Hours

Focus Areas

Learn research basics and various research methods
1:1 sessions with your mentor to explore, evaluate key research topics, and identify key theoretical foundations in your interest area
Create personalized timeline of key milestones required for successful project completion
Brainstorm and finalize project thesis
Collaborate with mentor to create detailed outline of focus areas for your research project
Private sessions with your mentor to deep dive into your research field, analyze literature and data, and finalize your thesis
Sharpen research skills through tailored assignments
Condense research findings and start outlining major takeaways
Finetune language, data sources, footnotes, and findings with mentor
Create a compelling final draft that showcases thought leadership
Acknowledgement of your amazing work

Silver

2 Months

20 Hours

Gold

4 Months

30 Hours

Platinum

6 Months

40 Hours

Research Fundamentals
Research Topic Exploration
Tailored Research Project Schedule Creation and Planning
Intensive Thesis Development
Project Scope and Outline Creation
Research Project Development
Homework and Assignments
Creation of Initial Draft
Strategic Editing and Proofreading Support
Creation of Final Draft
Certification of Completion
Letter of Recommendation Support
Expected Program Duration
Hours

Focus Areas

Learn research basics and various research methods
1:1 sessions with your mentor to explore, evaluate key research topics, and identify key theoretical foundations in your interest area
Create personalized timeline of key milestones required for successful project completion
Brainstorm and finalize project thesis
Collaborate with mentor to create detailed outline of focus areas for your research project
Private sessions with your mentor to deep dive into your research field, analyze literature and data, and finalize your thesis
Sharpen research skills through tailored assignments
Condense research findings and start outlining major takeaways
Finetune language, data sources, footnotes, and findings with mentor
Create a compelling final draft that showcases thought leadership
Acknowledgement of your amazing work

Silver

2 Months

20

Gold

4 Months

30

Platinum

6 Months

40

Research Fundamentals
Research Topic Exploration
Tailored Research Project Schedule Creation and Planning
Intensive Thesis Development
Project Scope and Outline Creation
Research Project Development
Homework and Assignments
Creation of Initial Draft
Strategic Editing and Proofreading Support
Creation of Final Draft
Certification of Completion
Letter of Recommendation Support
Expected Program Duration
Hours

Focus Areas

Learn research basics and various research methods
1:1 sessions with your mentor to explore, evaluate key research topics, and identify key theoretical foundations in your interest area
Create personalized timeline of key milestones required for successful project completion
Brainstorm and finalize project thesis
Collaborate with mentor to create detailed outline of focus areas for your research project
Private sessions with your mentor to deep dive into your research field, analyze literature and data, and finalize your thesis
Sharpen research skills through tailored assignments
Condense research findings and start outlining major takeaways
Finetune language, data sources, footnotes, and findings with mentor
Create a compelling final draft that showcases thought leadership
Acknowledgement of your amazing work

Silver

2 Months

20

Gold

4 Months

30

Platinum

6 Months

40

Research Fundamentals
Research Topic Exploration
Tailored Research Project Schedule Creation and Planning
Intensive Thesis Development
Project Scope and Outline Creation
Research Project Development
Homework and Assignments
Creation of Initial Draft
Strategic Editing and Proofreading Support
Creation of Final Draft
Certification of Completion
Letter of Recommendation Support
Expected Program Duration
Hours

Focus Areas

Learn research basics and various research methods
1:1 sessions with your mentor to explore, evaluate key research topics, and identify key theoretical foundations in your interest area
Create personalized timeline of key milestones required for successful project completion
Brainstorm and finalize project thesis
Collaborate with mentor to create detailed outline of focus areas for your research project
Private sessions with your mentor to deep dive into your research field, analyze literature and data, and finalize your thesis
Sharpen research skills through tailored assignments
Condense research findings and start outlining major takeaways
Finetune language, data sources, footnotes, and findings with mentor
Create a compelling final draft that showcases thought leadership
Acknowledgement of your amazing work

Silver

2 Months

20

Gold

4 Months

30

Platinum

6 Months

40

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FAQ's

What is the Quad Research Institute?

The Quad Research Institute is a specialized program for intellectual, curious students seeking one-on-one support as they complete an original research project.

What is the Quad Research Institute structure?

Our program structure encompasses three distinct parts: learning research fundamentals and planning, exploring a topic in-depth to develop an original thesis, and executing the plan to produce a high-quality research project.

Do I need to have a topic or exact project in mind before the first consultation?

No, but having an idea of what research field you want to investigate further helps us match you with the best-fit research mentor.

What topics can I explore through the Quad Research Institute?

We have an extensive list of topics you can choose to pursue as part of your research program. From art history to engineering and everything between, we love to provide students with an array of options. If you don’t see your selected topic above in our offerings, please chat with us to see if we can help; our list is always expanding!

Do I need to take specific courses or gain experience in my interest area to apply?

It depends on the topic you’re interested in learning more about. For example, if your research involves exploring skills like computer coding, please note your relevant experience in your intake form.

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Before you go, here are a few facts about us!
The Quad Factor: Working with us can increase your chances of admission by 7x!

The Best of the Best: Our team comprises of only 99th percentile tutors and admissions counselors from top-ranking universities, meaning you work with only the most experienced, talented experts.

The Free Consultation: Our experts would love to get to know you, your background, goals, and needs. From there, they match you with a best-fit consultant who will create a detailed project plan and application strategy focused on your success.